Thursday, January 10, 2008

Indianapolis Colts’ Injury Woe: will It Affect the Colts in Division Round Playoff Match

This is something, Indianapolis Colts has been coping up with almost whole the season. Despite the injury problems, Colts had 13-3 record in the regular season winning a bye from the wildcard playoff round. Now, they are heading to face San Diego Chargers in the divisional round playoff on Sunday. Club president Bill Polian also admitted that he had never experienced so many players out with injury in a season.

Courier-journal reported:

Seventeen starters have missed a total of 88 starts. Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney is on injured reserve, as are defensive tackle Anthony "Booger" McFarland and linebacker Rob Morris. Pro Bowl wide receiver Marvin Harrison has missed 11 of the past 12 games with a knee problem.

Injuries have come in crippling batches at many positions. Twice the Colts have had too few healthy bodies to dress 45, the game-day limit.

"I can never remember a year of as many key injuries as we've had this year," said club president Bill Polian, who is in his 30th NFL season. "You strive every year to develop a 53-man team."

Indianapolis Colts has proved the depth of the side with impressive season record, despite a spate of injury problems. Now, Colts need to prove it once again against Chargers whom they lost to in the regular season. So, Colts will be careful about Chargers and must try to avoid the mistakes they did in the regular season match.

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